The Bosnian Ulema and Muslim Nationalism

Vjekoslav Perica

in Balkan Idols

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780195148565
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834556 | DOI:

Series: Religion and Global Politics

The Bosnian Ulema and Muslim Nationalism

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This chapter covers the period leading up to the birth of the Muslim national state of Bosnia‐Herzegovina within Yugoslavia in 1968, the frictions and difficulties associated with that birth, and the rebuilding and expansion of the new state up to the 1980s. The last part of the chapter discusses religious nationalism in Bosnia‐Herzegovina in the late 1980s and early 1990s and the role of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian ulema in this development.

Keywords: Bosnia‐Herzegovina; history; Muslims; nationalism; political history; religious nationalism; ulema; Yugoslavia

Chapter.  6973 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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